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  1. Former Anna Maria Commissioner Mattick died Jan. 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Anna Maria Commissioner JoAnn Mattick, center, who died Jan. 10, is remembered for seeing the 800-foot-long boardwalk at the city pier from concept to completion. The boardwalk opened Nov. 7, 2011.

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  2. Mayors drive appeal to offset costs from vacation rentalsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... a city commission work session. Johnson estimates Holmes Beach has more than 9,000 day visitors, second only to Anna Maria's estimated daily influx of 13,313. Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon attended the Holmes Beach meeting but did not speak. ...

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  3. 35 of 87 Bert Harris claims unresolved in Anna MariaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... purchase offers on some properties. Any property the city purchases would go to a third-party investor, Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy said, and must thereafter follow the ordinance for occupancy rates. The city has 150 days to respond to claims. Of 62 ...

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  4. while Anna Maria plans its own fight against legislator's VRO threatRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A bill introduced by state Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, could undo vacation rental regulations Anna Maria enacted in recent years, Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy told city commissioners Jan. 12. Murphy said the bill would "take away all of our vacation rental work. Everything would be wiped out, right back to ground zero."

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  5. Bradenton Beach approves marijuana ban, moratoriumRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... However, at the Dec. 1 meeting, Bradenton Beach Commissioner John Chappie suggested the city instead follow Anna Maria's lead and ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Chappie motioned for Perry to draft an ordinance similar to the measure adopted in ...

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  6. Gull's-eye view of Dolphin Dash startRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Jack Elka captures a gull's view of the runners Jan. 14 at Anna Maria Elementary as they cross Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach at the start of the school's annual 5K Dolphin Dash. Hundreds participated in the annual AME-Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser on city streets, which also featured a 1-mile fun run.

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  7. Dolphin Dash 5K winners announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Runners at Anna Maria Elementary cross the finish line Jan. 14 in Holmes Beach at the annual 5K Dolphin Dash and 1-mile fun run. The annual AME-Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser is the first sanctioned race of the year for the Bradenton Runners Club.

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  8. Weather cools, but old man winter can't chill AMI fishingRead the original story

    Monday Jan 16 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... trip with Capt. Danny Stasny of Southernaire Fishing Charters. Kevin Hendrickson, left, and Ray Platz from Anna Maria show off two of the lucky hogfish snapper they reeled up Friday the 13th, Jan. 13, on a guided trip offshore with Capt. Warren ...

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  9. Obituaries - 01-18-2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 16 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... He was born Feb. 11, 1958, in Warren, Ohio, to Marcella Rawson of Ellenton and the late Stanley Rawson of Anna Maria. He possessed a larger than life personality and an adventurous spirit. He loved sailing Hobie cats in the Gulf of Mexico, owning ...

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  10. Adult soccer playoffs kick off, youth football in 2nd weekRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 14 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island moved Jan. 12 from regular season to four quarterfinal matches starting with No. 5 seed Eason Builders Group taking on fourth seed Wash Family Construction.

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  11. 14th Annual Jazz Fest in Anna Maria Island coming in FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | WWSB

    MANATEE CO., Fla. -- The 14th Annual Jazz Fest featuring a variety of artists will be held on Anna Maria Island Tuesday, Feb. 7. The Jazz Fest will be from 3-5 p.m. at the Sandbar Pavilion at 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria.

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  12. Pine Avenue Food and Wine event canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The spring event has been hosted for the past five years on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria by the Chiles Group, the trio of restaurants owned by Ed Chiles of Anna Maria. Caryn Hodge, marketing director for the Chiles Group, announced Jan. 2 that the annual wine-tasting event would not return in 2017.

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  13. Looking back: Island business evolvesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    A visit Jan. 4 to the Rod & Reel Motel, 877 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, reveals an in-ground pool and spa in place and rooms with new windows and doors installed. Owner Suzette Buchan says her goal is a June 1 opening.

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  14. Graffiti on Crescent bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Graffiti on the Crescent Drive Bridge in Anna Maria was discovered in late December by public works director Ronald Jones. Manatee County Sheriff's Office Sgt.

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  15. WMFR finds fire code violation on Spring LaneRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    ... fences installed along Spring Lane create a potential problem for first-responders. WMFR Chief Tom Sousa wrote to Anna Maria Mayor Dan Murphy Jan. 4 stating that a resident alerted the fire district that fencing had been installed along property ...

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  16. Islanders honored, rememberedRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 10 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    The Islander takes pride in recognizing members of the Anna Maria Island community for their unselfish contributions and for making this slice of paradise an even better place to live. Since the newspaper started up in 1992, its path was to partner with community organizations, report the news of record and tell the tales of people who live and work on AMI.

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  17. Obituaries - 01-11-2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Born in Brooklyn, New York, he served in the Army Reserves for 10 years while earning his electrical engineering degree. Upon his retirement, he moved to Anna Maria Island, where he enjoyed hobbies of ship building and model railroads.

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  18. Walter & Associates hangs on, takes basketball crownRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 7 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    Mark Bryan of Beach to Bay Construction goes up for a short jump shot as Tyler Bekkerus defends for Walter & Associates during the Jan. 4 championship game of the adult basketball league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy Nick Evangelista of Walter & Associates fights through a pick by Beach to Bay Construction's Thomas Heald while trying to defend Matt Rossi in the championship game of the center adult basketball league.

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  19. Where and What to Eat This WeekRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 4 | Sarasota Magazine

    ... window-cash only!-and then enjoy your sweet treat on the patio. Made from cured, dried Cortez-caught mullet eggs, Anna Maria Fish Company 's bottarga ($42) brings oceanic funk to any pasta. We like to grate some over a simple blend of spaghetti, ...

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  20. ITPO's bridge, road projects stallRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 3 | Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

    It's been nearly two years since the Island Transportation Planning Organization suggested the U.S. Coast Guard adopt reduced opening schedules for the Anna Maria Island and Cortez drawbridges. During a Dec. 5 meeting of the ITPO at Holmes Beach City Hall, Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization executive director David Hutchinson said he hadn't received an answer regarding the island proposal.

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